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Istanbul and Ephesus Tour
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5 Days / 4 Nights
Type Private Tour
Schedule Everyday

Take a quick tour to Ephesus from Istanbul with this short break itinerary. Experience the grandeur of Istanbul and discover wonders of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture. Visit the Temple of Artemis, the ruins of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary located on the Aladag Mountains.

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Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Free time in Grand bazaar with it’s 3,500 shops to end the day and then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Half Day Istanbul Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit Chora Museum and Underground Cistern. Spend some free time in the Spice Bazaar and enjoy the afternoon free in Istanbul. Return to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Ephesus Tour

Leave your hotel early in the morning (06.30 a.m.) and transfer to Istanbul airport for 08.00 a.m. flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir Airport at 09.00 a.m.  and meet your guide to take you to Ephesus (45 minutes drive). First visit the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and then continue to Ephesus, which was a Roman capital and an important center of early Christianity. Lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center where you will see a demonstration of traditional carpet weaving. After lunch you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, located on the Aladag Mountains. The Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with St. John after the death of Jesus Christ and lived there until her death. You will take a 19.20 flight back to Istanbul, arriving around 20.20 and returning to your hotel for overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, BBQ lunch

Day 5: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure. End of our services
Meals: Breakfast
  • Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport.
  • All transfers by private A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • BBQ lunch in Ephesus.
  • Domestic flight tickets. (Istanbul - Izmir - Istanbul)
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned above.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour.
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • International Airfare.
  • Turkey entry visa.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.
  • Tipping.
  • Ottoman Hotel Park Istanbul or similar
JAN.01 - DEC.31 2015 $ 1300 $ 1355
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge.Current prices valid through September 30th 2015 excluding Christmas Holidays.

  • Children Policy

    0 - 02.99 Free of Charge , pay only for domestic flights if exist
    3 - 10.99 get 20% off from adult tour price
    from 11 is considering as adult

  • Payment

    Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces. Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50% forming part of your final payment.

  • Turkey Entry Visa

    You can easily apply for a tourist visa in just a few steps at www.evisa.gov.tr and you can obtain an electronic visa (e-Viza) via online application provided that you have a minimum 6- months- valid passport by the date of application. You can explore Turkey and its wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty unless your visit exceeds 90 days.

  • Tipping

    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country
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